John Bond and Ray Thorncraft Memorial Plaques


Two metal plaques affixed to a large stone.

Note on veteran name: 21977 Warrant Officer Class 2 John A. Bond, 39., an armoured corps Advisor attached to the 7 South Vietnamese Cavalry, was killed in action at 5.30 am during a enemy mortar and ground attack in Quang Tri Province, 150kms north of Da Nang, South Vietnam, on Anzac day 1969. 


Plaque 1:

In memory of John 'Chesty' Bond AATTV [not legible] RNSWLS Killed in Action Quang Tri Province South Vietnam 25th April 1969 and all those of the Regiment who paid the supreme sacrifice' [not legible]

Plaque 2:

In memory of Ray (Cheesie) Thorncraft OAM JP 7 March 1932 to 28 July 1992. Lest we forget.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit at embarkation Campaign Read more
WO2 John A Bond Vietnam War KIA 21977 Army AATTV view
WO1/Capt Ray (Cheesie) Thorncraft Not Recorded view

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2 Smith Street,
Lancer Barracks, Vietnam War Memorial Garden,
Parramatta NSW 2150
Local Government Area
  • Parramatta Council, City of
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
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Parramatta Public School
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  • Vietnam War, 1962–75